Going on a foreign trip
Lesson 1: At the airport
Read the text and find out if your guesses are correct.
Zara lives (dwell, stay, abide, lodge, reside, inhabit) with her parents in London. They have come to Bangladesh to visit Zara’s aunt and uncle. She is very close (near, intimate, bosom, friendly, cherished) to her cousin (companion, partner, friend, colleague, counterpart) Mita. Both the families have visited many interesting (fascinating, exciting, stimulating, attractive, curious, remarkable) places together (composed, united, collected, organized) in Bangladesh. It was a great fun. Then they decided that they would visit some places outside (outlook, external, outer) Bangladesh too. They decided (choose, select, elect) to go to Thailand. But Mita’s parents were too busy with their work, so they could not go. However, Mita was going with them. Mita, Zara and her parents are at Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport. They are waiting (delaying, pausing) in the lounge. Mita is very excited (happy, eager, animated, motivated). This is her first time to board (ascend, mount, climb) a plane. They are flying by Bangladesh Biman. Mita is hoping (expecting, eager, wanting, anticipating) to have a great time in Thailand. As they wait, the two cousins start planning (organizing, arranging, formatting, designing) what they would do once they reach Bangkok. Mita’s uncle brings (carries, takes, fetches) forms for all of them to fill in before going through the immigration (migration, colonization, settlement). He gives one to Mita and says, “You have to give some information about yourself in the form. The immigration officer will check your passport and stamp it. And then you are ready to travel.” Mita, Zara and her parents start filling in the forms.
1. Read the text again and answer the following questions.
a. Where does Zara live and whom does she live?
b. Why have Zara’s parents come to Bangladesh?
c. Who lives in Bangladesh?
d. What is the relationship between Zara and Mita?
e. What was their decision?
f. Why couldn’t Mita’s parents go to the trip?
g. With whom was Mita going to the trip?
h. Why are they waiting?
i. Why is Mita very excited?
j. What is Mita hoping to have?
k. What were the two cousins planning?
l. Why does Mita’s uncle bring forms?
m. After giving the form to Mita, what does he say to Mita?
n. What will the immigration officer do?
o. When will they be ready to travel?
p. What do Mita, Zara and her parents start?
q. Where have they decided to visit outside Bangladesh?
r. Why are Mita’s parents not going to Thailand?
s. What is Mita hoping?
Ans. To the Q. No. 01
a. Zara lives in London with her parents.
b. Zara’s parents have come to Bangladesh to visit Zara’s aunt and uncle.
c. Zara’s aunt and uncle live in Bangladesh.
d. Zara and Mita are two cousins.
e. Their decision was visiting some places outside Bangladesh.
f. Mita’s parents could not go to the trip because they were too busy in their work.
g. Mita was going to the trip with her uncle, aunt and cousin.
h. They are waiting in the lounge.
i. Mita is very excited because it is her first time to board a plane.
j. Mita is hoping to have a great time in Thailand.
k. The two cousins were planning what they would do after reaching Thailand.
l. Mita’s uncle brings forms to fill in before going through the immigration.
m. After giving the form to Mita, he says Mita to give some information about her in the form.
n. The immigration officer will check the passport and stamp it.
o. When immigration officer check the passport and stamps it then they will be ready to travel.
p. Mita, Zara and her parents start filling in the form.
q. Outside Bangladesh, they have decided to visit Thailand.
r. Mita’s parents are not going to Thailand because they are very busy with their work.
s. Mita is hoping to have a great time in Thailand.